2 killed after natural gas pipeline explodes near Nachusa in Lee County

NACHUSA, Ill. (WLS) -- The Lee County coroner was called to Nachusa, Ill., for two fatalities Tuesday morning, as sheriff's officers investigated a report of an explosion.

The Lee County Sheriff's Department said the blast sent flames and dark smoke into the air around 9 a.m. TWo people were killed; two were injured.

Nachusa is about 95 miles west of Chicago.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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